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Legal v Lawful:  Weasel word swapping at its finest

Weasel word swaps are those words and phrases that sound as if they mean a certain thing and, most of you have been conditioned to believe mean something specific, when in fact, they do not. The recent ruling by U.S. District Judge William Pauley III who took it upon himself to violate the Constitutional rights of every American citizen when he decided that the unwarranted and illegal  NSA spying on virtually everyone, was LEGAL (he did NOT say lawful).  The swapping of the word legal as opposed to lawful requires a closer look.

Definition of legalize:

To make legal or lawful; to confirm or validate what was before void or unlawful; to add the sanction and authority of law to that which before was without or against law.  

In other words, the NSA Spying without probable cause, without obtaining a warrant  is and was1441183_401318466665654_1752838926_n unconstitutional and therefore, unlawful.  Pauley, who knew exactly what he was doing, attempted to by-pass the Constitutional prohibitions against exactly this kind of unfettered and lawless activity by the government and its incorporated agencies to make an otherwise Constitutionally prohibited activity appear to be lawful.

Law Dictionary:

Definition of Legal:  Blacks Law Fifth Edition page 803, column 1, para: 9

Conforming to the law; according to the law; countenanced by the law; good and effectual in law. Not forbidden or discountenanced by law; good and effectual in law.

This contrasts with a ruling earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon who ruled that the spying was in fact, unconstitutional and unlawful.

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USDA, FDA colluding with CODEX organizations

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The news that USDA was closing down 250 domestic offices in order to supposedly save 150 million a year in funds has been generally received as an advanced warning across America of an oncoming new program administered by some agency, council or group other than the USDA.  Bear in mind, this is the same USDA that is squandering 250 million in bogus grants to get smart meters installed in rural America. 

The USDA which has become nothing more than a domestic threat to rural America never does anything remotely considered to be family, independent, rural, USA friendly unless of course you happen to be one of those Big Ag and the Bio-Pirates, corporate partners. 

The idea that USDA is closing domestic offices while leaving massive numbers of foreign offices open for business is alarming on the one hand and yet, somehow comforting to think the staffs of what has become known as a domestic terrorist organization might be out of work.  Not so fast Gretel!  What you need to be asking yourself is……what is going to replace it?  You know they aren’t just going to leave our family farmers and ranchers alone.  There is something else most definitely in the works and the notice below might just be the tip off to what that something is and what might be on the horizon.

The fact that the infamous FDA was part of this meeting should have us all running screaming for cover.  More

Patriot Act still unconstitutional

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www.lagunajournal.com www.usborderfirereport.com

By Michael Webster Syndicated Investigative Reporter: April 18, 2009 at 12:00 PM PST-Revised Oct 12, 2009 at 12:00 Pm PDT

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Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize three expiring provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act. While the bill they passed allegedly strengthened civil liberties in reality, the Committee failed to make any meaningful improvements to the Patriot provisions that violate citizen’s basic rights. Strangely, the Obama Administration played a significant behind the scene role in opposing stronger civil liberties protections, directly contradicting Obama’s positions as a Senator. More

Roll back the Patriot Act

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Quote of the Day: “The JUSTICE Act will allow intelligence agents to monitor terrorism suspects while putting checks in place to ensure that law-abiding Americans’ privacy and civil liberties are protected.” – Sen. Daniel Akaka
SUBJECT: Rolling Back the Patriot Act

Following 9/11, Congress passed the gargantuan USA PATRIOT Act, without reading it. The PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act were written to protect Americans from terrorism, but they’ve left people unprotected from their own government.

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Operation Enduring Freedom… more aptly titled Operation Enduring Crap.

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After waging a war of aggression, not only in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also in Somalia among other places, it doesn’t take much forethought to realize freedom, enduring or not, is not the actual agenda.  In fact, freedom whether here at home or in some foreign nation that has no interest in our version of freedom, is far from the actual intent.  As we continue our march into other sovereign countries, decimating everything in site and killing off large numbers of indigenous populations and leaving the soil unfit for any type of food production, we need to ask ourselves where and when will this all end?  And what is the real purpose?

 

I only have partial answers to a few questions.  Before we can determine why we are raping and pillaging other countries it might be best to look at what is happening here as it is here that the monumental changes to freedom as we have known it are taking place.   The wars and the constant reference to external threats have facilitated the conversion to fascism which benefits only the elite to the detriment of humanity.  But, before this conversion can be instituted fully, the greatest society ever to have existed on earth must first be neutralized.  This is being done not only through dissolution of our constitution but also by categorizing the common population as “enemies of the state” if they fail to comply.  Second to this is the efforts to supplant the United Nations as the controlling body of all nations and this will be firmly cemented in our minds as a global tax is assessed on us and the UN builds its own multi-national army and accesses our military at will.

 

Below I have listed just a few of the most egregious acts by our congress and president that indicate to me that maintaining our freedom is not a priority; that we are in a police state and that our government believes it has the right not only to take our freedom from us but to use us as lab rats when it sees fit in order to determine the quickest and most expeditious means of getting rid of a fair number of us. 

 

Under the cover of “National Security”, our constitution is rendered null and void.  We have lost the right to due process, habeas corpus, and can be jailed indefinitely without charges for being deemed a “domestic terrorist” (blogger, writer, speaker etc.) and can even be stripped of our citizenship taking away any remaining constitutional protections. All of this brought to you by the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, The Military Commissions Act, The Patriot Act, The Security Enhancement Act of 2002 (Patriot Act 2) and various and sundry other rights robbing pieces of legislation all designed to negate the validity of the Constitution and passed with the threat of suffering another “attack” if we objected. 

 

If Obama’s S2433 Global Poverty Tax passes, we will lose the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, a provision of the GPT, to defend ourselves against our own government which has every intention of using our own military to attack us and is currently in training for that event. Referred to as Urban Warfare, training exercises are conducted in US cities supposedly to prepare for urban warfare abroad….which leaves me confused because according to our own government propaganda those living in the countries we are aggressively attacking are living in abject poverty and caves.  How could training in highly developed cities be of any help? 

 

The Civil Assistance Plan, an agreement signed with Canada earlier this year, will see the Canadian Military used on American soil against Americans.  I guess that’s only fair, after all we saw the US military used at Montebello when the Security & Prosperity Partnership summit took place back in August 2007.  Yet not one of our illustrious elected officials protested this treasonous act, nor stood up to denounce it except Ron Paul of Texas.  This “plan” is the formation of the New North American Army.  Just think….a foreign military on our soil…shooting at us and our military under command of a foreign government, at will.   

 

If S1959 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 passes the Senate and is signed by King George, it will become a felony for any one of us to contact our elected officials to express our dismay or disapproval of what they are contemplating or have done or to try and persuade any one to change their religious, political, or social beliefs.  We can be declared a domestic terrorist for any reason or no reason at all. 

 

If The Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007 passes (HR 2421), our human right to clean affordable water will be lost to privatization interests who will capture and sell it to the highest bidder regardless of who might be thirsting to death. The right to water from any source, including rain water will now be owned by the federal government.  The selling of those rights to water will begin immediately as the fed divvies up water resources and sells them off to the highest private bidder.  Billed as necessary to control pollution and to protect our waterways from polluters, this bill will facilitate the sale of water from every known source to the very enterprises and corporations most responsible for the pollution. 

 

The Vaccine Liability Fund prevents access to the courts by those injured and which makes US taxpayers liable for the deaths and injuries caused by toxic vaccines created by Frankenstein pharmaceutical companies.  Those injured must now apply to the federal government for compensation from taxpayers.  Big pharma on the other hand continues to rake in windfall profits with no penalty and the death toll and injury from lethal pharmaceuticals and vaccines continues to climb.   While being relieved from liability big pharma also receives a dollar for dollar tax credit on research and development and advertising. 

 

Even though China (of all places) will not allow genetically modified imports from the US, and France, Germany and many other nations will not allow GMO to be imported into their food supplies, our congress and executive have openly courted companies like Monsanto which have forced genetically altered foods into our supply using CAFTA rules regarding “free trade” which put the rights of a corporation above those of human beings.  Never mind that either no research has been done to assess the affects of GMO on the human body, or, if it has been done, no one is letting that information out.

 

Those same self-righteous religious fanatics populating our congress who fight so hard to keep stem cell research from moving forward seem to have no problem with transgenics…the splicing together of genes from different animals to produce such things as a pig with the skin of a cow, or cows that produce blood with human anti-bodies in it.  Our congress, replete with those being driven insane by religion votes to fund this type of ungodly experimentation each and every year while feigning religious indignation at the thought of stem cell research.

 

In 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, whose name I even hate to print out as to me it’s akin to conjuring up the devil, issued a new set of directives for the DoD.  In it, he asserted the DoD’s right to test on women and minorities, men and children and those in the military (everyone’s included) any biological weapon, any agent of germ warfare, any electromagnetic weapon or to test any agent or weapon of any kind on any American citizen at any time just by claiming it was for the greater good under “national security”.  And all of this brought to you without the right to informed consent or to be informed after the fact.  It even goes so far as to relieve any agent or operative from any current or future liability for any injury or death from any testing. 

 

The retro-active immunity for the telecoms that spied on U.S. Citizens illegally, contained in the recently passed FISA bill, ( HR 6304), and for Bush administration operatives and agents who also conspired against U.S. Citizens for political purposes, we now have no recourse against this invasion of privacy perpetrated by our own government.  The very fact that they sought this immunity from prosecution after the fact is an admittance that they knew they were breaking the law when they did it.  The idea that our own elected officials voted against us in favor of the corporate select and in violation of the Constitution should have them all recalled from office.

 

We are now subject to be added to watch lists, to black lists, to all kinds of lists held by Homeland Security, the FBI and CIA among other more numerous spy agencies for no other reason than we voice our opposition to the illegal activities of this government or simply because we exist and they wish we didn’t.  The FBI is busying itself with compiling dossiers on every person in the country which will contain any and all information that can be data mined from any source whether true or not. 

 

The estimated 26,000 members of Infragard openly spy on neighbors, employees and others and report to the FBI and Homeland Security.  Again, no effort is made to determine the accuracy of the snitches’ reports.

 

Thousands from the clergy have been financially prodded into coaxing their congregations to give up their guns when martial law is declared.  If your preacher, minister, priest, rabbi or pastor begins telling you that if martial law is declared it would be best for you to comply with government demands……find a different church.

 

Our military has been converted from one of national defense to one of protection of special interests.  It has been deployed not for the sake of defending the physical United States from specific and real threats, but rather, deployed for the corporations who covet the assets of foreign countries.  And WE pay for it not only in dollars, but with the blood of our family members and friends. 

 

I realize that this is a very short list, but considering that Senator Harry Reid recently cited 873 bills as being passed since 2006, I have to wonder what is coming down the pike we don’t know about yet?  When exactly did they pass all these bills and just exactly what did they pass into legislation?  The things we know about are an abomination…….just imagine what has not yet been exposed.

 

I can think of any number of names for what has been done to our country under the guise of national security, defending freedom, and using war to steal the assets of another nation for profit.  Operation Enduring Freedom is not one of them. None of the actions either here at home or abroad have anything to do with maintaining or delivering freedom anywhere. 

 

As it is, we need to look at the loss of freedom right here at home before we begin to think that we can deliver what we no longer possess to people who have no interest in it to begin with. 

(c)2008 Marti Oakley

Resources:

Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Clean_Water_Restoration_Act_of_2007

§ 9510. Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode26/usc_sec_26_00009510—-000-.html

S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-1959

Global Poverty Tax

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-s2433/show

Passage of FISA

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00168

The Civil Assistance Plan…the new North American Army

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/39867

Animals Engineered for Human Health Purposes

http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10418&page=51

Clergy Response Teams

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/8/22/193437/867

Infragard

http://www.infragard.net/

Department of Defense Directive/2002

(see section 4.6.)

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/321602p.pdf 

What Else do You Need For Proof?

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Today, while warnings continue regarding the breaching of levee’s in at least 37 different locations along the Mississippi and affecting several states, congress took it upon itself to pass the FISA bill allowing the spy agencies to spy without warrant or reason on any American citizen.  I not only question the constitutional legality of this law, but also, the timing of its passage. 

While the Midwest sinks under water and the agricultural heartland of the country is declared a national disaster, congress could only muster enough interest to pass yet another invasive and intrusive law guaranteed to give the federal government and all its spy agencies the right to declare a surveillance war on the people of the United States.  And like the compliant sheeple we have become, few of us will complain.  After all, we have to be tough on those terrorists.

The neo-con snarks that operate inside the beltway are declaring some kind of victory over grassroots movements who aggressively opposed the communistic FISA bill.  Obviously, some people are just so clueless that it never occurs to them that they will be spyed on too.  They don’t worry though, because they haven’t done anything wrong so they don’t mind having their privacy invaded or their rights erroded.  Personally, it is exactly because I haven’t done anything wrong that I do mind. 

And while this victory dance by neo-cons continues, thousands of acres of grain crops are being washed away and people in those areas are scrambling to save what they can of personal possessions before the water takes even those and makes their homes uninhabitable. 

Considering this nightmare and the coming impact on food supplies that will result…..wouldn’t you have thought that our congress would have been focused on the long term affects?  Maybe instead of passing legislation that is so Anti-American and giving the New World Order another open door to step through…….maybe they might have spent their time more affectively, more beneficially by trying to secure food that is going to be in short supply as a result of these floods?  But, no.  It is apparently far more important to pass legislation against America’s people than it is to prepare for a food shortage to make sure they can eat.

Maybe another line they could have pursued is why billions have been dumped into the Army Corps of Engineers over the years, and yet these levee’s are failing.  Our infrastructure is allowed to deteriorate to the point where privatization seems the only way out.  In order to make this appealing, the infrastructure must be allowed not only to deteriorate, but also to devolve into such a state of disrepair, to become such a threat to the survival of the population that people are begging for help and will take it from where ever it seems to be coming from.  This is especially effective when those begging to be helped are swimming past their homes. 

Maybe instead of spending billions and billions on unwinnable wars of aggression, or subsidizing and crediting huge oil cartels for raping the American public, or giving tax cuts to people that are obscenely wealthy and who have no allegiance or loyalty to this country……maybe congress could have spent some time on figuring out how to shore up our infrastructure.  But doing that might have presented a future obstacle to selling off sovereign land and constructed infrastructure to foreign corporations and investors and private investors here at home.

So the Midwest floods and drowns and floats away along with future food sources and congress fiddles while the water rises.  If today in congress did not give you the proof you need that our government on almost all levels is dysfunctional and no longer concerned with those it is supposed to represent, I don’t know what will. 

Congress has asked for 200 billion for flood damage costs.  How nice.  Another 200 billion on top of the 10 trillion we already have in national debt…….and where will this money be borrowed from?  And what will the government use as collateral on this new debt?  The land that is currently under water? 

The floods are a national disaster for many reasons, but congress is also a national disaster that needs tending to.  These people have to go.  We need to implement term limits for all elected officials and appointee’s.  That would include the court appointee’s right up and through the Supremes.  No one in our government should be allowed to make a career out of politics.  It’s not conducive to good government. 

My heart goes out to my neighbors and friends and family here in the Midwest who are losing everything in these floods.  I just think its unfortunate that the Potomac doesn’t do us all a favor and breach its banks. 

Marti Oakley (c)2008   

Hoyer Tries to Sneak in Immunity for Tele-coms and Illegal Wiretaps

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Wiretapping: Impeachment Not Immunity

House “Majority” Leader Steny Hoyer doesn’t understand the meaning of NO.

On March 14, we won a huge victory when the House voted 213-197 for a bill to strengthen FISA without providing immunity for Bush and the telcos who illegally spied on millions of Americans without a warrant. Thanks to your lobbying efforts – including over 58,000 petitions! – just six Bush Democrats voted for immunity.

Even Steny Hoyer voted against immunity. But Hoyer kept conspiring with Bush to sneak immunity through Congress when no one was watching. And on Friday, Hoyer quietly announced a new bill to provide retroactive immunity for past warrantless wiretapping and allow new wiretapping for six more years.

So it’s time for us to tell Congress once again that we will not tolerate warrantless wiretapping by George Bush or any other President, and we demand full accountability for George Bush through impeachment. Our last wiretapping petition sent over 58,000 emails to Congress – let’s see if we can double that number to over 100,000.

Wiretapping: Impeachment Not Immunity – Sign the Petition
http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/141

Discuss this with Democrats.com members here:
http://www.democrats.com/wiretapping-impeachment-not-immunity

whether you are a Democrat or not…..sign this petition to stop Steny Hoyer, A Bush Demcrat, from giving retro-active immunity to Bush and the Telecoms for illegal wiretapping.  Demand impeachment!

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